Unlabeled Leadership
Unlabeled Leadership
Gary DePaul
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065: Dave Best Cracks Three Traditional Leadership Assumptions
24 minutes Posted Jun 8, 2021 at 4:00 am.
Prologue
Part 1: Teams and Productivity
Part 2: Teams and Trust
Part 3: The Employee Value
Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer
Clap by fatbunny
Romantic Accoustic Stuff by Mikebiz
Clean Modern Background by Indifferent_Guy
Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia
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I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 65, Dave Best responds to three traditional leadership assumptions:
1. Team members are the cause of unproductivity
2. Team members cannot be trusted
3. Team members are less important than revenue, profits, operational expenses, and leaders
Dave Best is not only a senior manager at The Home Depot, he is a drummer, hockey commentator, self-improvement guru, and a family man. He graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Telecommunications. Regardless of the company, Dave innovates and strengthens team relationships. He builds trust wherever he goes.
Whether consciously or unconsciously, some leaders work from the traditional leadership assumption that team members are the cause of unproductivity. When problems occur, they blame the team. Dave talks about what happens when you don’t work from this assumption.
Too often, leaders assume that team members cannot be trusted. Trust can mean not able to execute tasks alone or believing that employees will use knowledge about leaders against them. Dave describes what can happen when you work from an assumption of trust.
In organizations that have frequent workforce reductions, benefit cutbacks, or removal of employee perks, you’ll likely find leaders who act as if team members are less important than revenue, profits, operational expenses, and leaders. Again, Dave discusses what it is like when employees as more important.
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Episode links
Dave’s LinkedIn Profile
Episode 010: Dave Best and Integrity without Reward
Geary Rummler reference can be found in my blog, Looking Under the Hood
Kevin and Jackie Freiberg’s book, Nuts!
Gary DePaul’s website 
Gary's books:
  What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?
  Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership 
Background Music
You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements.
00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer
02:11 Clap by fatbunny
19:41 Romantic Accoustic Stuff by Mikebiz
14:55 Clean Modern Background by Indifferent_Guy
23:16 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia
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